Wonderful World 2022 Gala

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Angel Orensanz Foundation

172 Norfolk Street

New York, NY 10002

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Come join us for our annual "What A Wonderful World" gala event. We are LIVE this year and IN-PERSON

About this event

Join us this year for our annual "Wonderful World" Benefit Gala at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in wonderful New York City. This year's gala will feature a silent AND live auction to benefit the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine. Honorees this year are Multi-Platinum Grammy award-winning Saxophonist David Sanborn, Department Chair of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Grant Mitchell MD, and patient Rosemarie Greene. This year's gala will be Emcee'd by Mercedes Ellington and Bill Daughtry. Tickets and sponsorship tiers are available. Please join us and celebrate.


On this Eventbrite page, you can register for tickets, sponsorship packages, and/or make general donations.

General admission is $200.00 per ticket.

The Wonderful World annual gala, hosted by Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy Inc (WWFMT), honors the legacy of Louis Armstrong and his commitment to bettering the lives of others through music. The event recognizes both a dynamic group of individuals, who are chosen from a variety of fields inclusive of music, medicine, and philanthropy, and our beneficiary. 

The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine (LACMM).

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Sponsorship dues and general donations can be paid via check and sent to our mailing address, via our downloadable mail-in form or by clicking on "Tickets" above and selecting one of the sponsorship options. See sponsorship offers below

A Platinum Path Builder - $25,000

Supports LACMM's Alzheimer's & Stroke Programs

Sponsorship package includes:

  • VIP table seating for ten
  • Tune dedication at the gala
  • Logo prominently displayed within the venue and mention by emcees
  • Space to play a brand video, if desired & presence in our "Thank you to our Sponsors" social media campaign on LACMM social channels
  • Premium First Page Prominence in our digital event journal

A Heart of Gold - $20,000

Supports weekly music therapy sessions for high-risk teens and young adults

Sponsorship package includes:

  • Premium table seating for eight
  • Front view gala and logo visibly displayed within the venue and mention by emcees
  • Inclusion in our "Thank you to our Sponsors" social media campaign on LACMM social channels
  • Premium Second Page Prominence in our event journal


Supports daily music therapy sessions in-patient in our Intensive Care Units (NICU, SICU, MICU)—for infants, adult patients families.

Sponsorship package includes:

  • Preferred table seating for six
  • Included in our "Thank you to our Sponsors” social media campaign on LACMM social channels
  • Louis Armstrong Music Therapy Health Gift Package
  • Presence as a Centerfold in our event journal


Supports our Musicians’ Clinic & addiction, mental health programs for in-patients and out-patients.

Sponsorship package includes:

  • select table seating for four
  • Full page ad & inclusion in our "Thank you to our Sponsors" social media campaign on LACMM social channels
  • Louis Armstrong Music Therapy Health Gift Package



Jon Batiste, Melanie Schnoll Begun, Jordan Bleznick, Don Brancaccio, Joan Brancaccio, Kevin Brennan, Brielle Brown, Danelle Marqui Brown, Linda Carroza, Lisabeth Cassaday, Gwendolyn DeLuca, Ellen Devens, Susan Devens, Mercedes Ellington, Chris Elstone, Michele Sherman Entner, Janet Falk, Kevin Fee, Edward Finkelstein, Joyce Fogel, Lincoln Foley, Nathan Goldstein, Ellen Goosenberg, Erica Grabscheid, Helen Greenbaum, Elizabeth Greenwald, Greg Gullia, Alan Horowitz, Elizabeth Horowitz, Jackie Harris, Susan Rosenberg Jones, Herb Klitzner, Michael Leitman, Erik Lawrence, Sharon Mahn, Marla Maples, Collen McDonough, Meredith Monk, James Briggs Murray, Barbara Novick, Arturo O’Farrill, Kristen Olson, Rebecca Parker, Steve Pastor, Harriet Jahr Philips, Joseph Piccinnini, Kim Polson, Stephan Quentzel, Joelle Quinn, Charles Radcliffe, Jonathan Raskin, Rita Romeur, Alanna Rutherford, Jon Samson, Linda Sanchez, Howard Schain, Doug Seidman, Karen Seidman, Fran Silverman, Judith Evans Smith, Noah K. Simon, Donna Sirlin, Edwin Sirlin, Peter Strauss, Zelda Suzan, Aimee Telsey, Lynn Tescher, Patricia Walker, Marc Waserman, Rema Webb, Ted Wiprud

EVENT WEBSITE: www.wonderfulworldfriendsofmusictherapy.org

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: info@wonderfulworldfriendsofmusictherapy.org


Wonderful World Friends of Music Therapy Inc

1610 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10304

Louis Armstrong wanted to give back to the world some of the goodness that he received. Inspired by his legacy, generosity, philanthropic mission, and of course his music, Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy Inc (WWFMT) was established to provide assurances for those most in need, through the magic of music and human-centered healthcare.

All monies raised through WWFMT, a 501 (c) 3 organization,* go to The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine in New York City. The Center is home to the Department for Music Therapy at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Its services and clinical research not only serve patients within the Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital network, but the Center as well serves as pioneers and educators for the global medical community.


Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy Inc. is a 501(c)(3)—We are incorporated in the State of New York and are recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity under the Internal Revenue Code, effective as of the date of our incorporation. Accordingly, your donation will be deductible to the extent it exceeds the fair market value of any goods received by you in exchange for your donation.

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